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September - October 1872

September 4, 1872

The following are the members of the Diocesan Council for 1872-73: --

Bishop's Nominees: Ven. Archdeacon Rowe, Ven. Archdeacon Campbell, Revds. C. R. Chandler, J. L. Ramson, C. F. Douet and W. E. Pierce; W. H. Cooke, J. Harvey, T. H. Sharpe and C. Goldie, Esqrs.

Synod's nominees: Revs. C. H. Hall, Enos Nuttall, Henry McDermott, H. Clarke, D. B. Panton and J. Williams. Honbles Henry J. Kemble, and Henry Westmoreland; W. Ewen, Tomlin Campbell, Charles Campbell, M. D., and W. Steventon, M. D., Esqrs.

September 7, 1872

The Lieut.-Governor has appointed W. D. Bruce, Esq., Judge of the Spanish Town District Court.

The Royal approval has been signified of the appointment of Mr. S. C. Peynado as Vice Consul at Black River for Sweden and Norway.

The following gentlemen have been appointed assistant Clerks of District Courts: -- Messrs. A. M. Jackson and A. J. James for Kingston; Mr. S. H. Cooke, Spanish Town; Mr. H. A. Hitchins for Port Antonio; Mr. D. Edwards for Falmouth.

September 9, 1872

By information received ... we regret to announce the death of the Right Rev. J. E. Dupeyron, late Vicar Apostolic of the Roman Catholic Church in this City at Spring-Hill, United States, on the 28th July...

September 10, 1872

We feel pleasure in noting today the success of another of our young countrymen in England, studying for the Medical Profession, Mr. Reginald Louis Verley, L. R. C. P., Edinburgh, a son of Louis Verley, Esq., of this city. At a Meeting of the Court of Examiners held on the 22nd August, Mr. Verley was one of the successful candidates and was awarded the diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

September 11, 1872


In this City, on the 20th of August last, Oraphance D'Silva, aged 41 years.



My wife Elizabeth Thenstead having left my house and protection I will not be responsible for any debts she may contract.



The annual election of officers to serve for the current year for the Jewish Alms Houses, resulted in the return of the following gentlemen: -- Alt. DeCordova, Esq., as President; Ainslie Mordecai, Esq., as Vice-President; E. J. Brandon, Esq., as Treasurer; A. C. Henriques, Esq., as Secretary; and the following gentlemen as the Managing Committee: G. Magnus, E. Levy, H. J. DePass, H. J. Jacobs, S. H. Samuels, E. Sanguinetti, J. J. G. Lewis, A. Morais, R. Magnus, and H. Quallo, Esqrs.

September 12, 1872

Passengers Sailed

In the W. I. & P. S. Cuban for Liverpool: -- Lieut. Graham; Mr. J. Figueroa; Dr. & Mrs. Rolston and 3 children.

For Port-au-Prince, Mr. J. Fournier.


The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Ulysses Lemercier Duquesnay are invited to attend his remains from No. 11 Highholborn Street to the place of interment at half-past four o'clock this evening.

September 13, 1872


On Thursday Evening the 12th instant, Mrs. Frances Johnson Bennett, aged 32 years, at the Pen Residence of Mr. E. W. Lewis, Attorney at Law, St. Andrew. Friends and acquaintances will kindly attend with their Carriages, to the place of interment at 4:30 o'clock this evening.

A person by the name of Alexander Henriques died suddenly, yesterday. It having become known that a few days ago the deceased was severely beaten by another person of the name of Abner Depass, the Judge of the District Court issued a deputation directing that an inquest be held.

September 14, 1872

A Coroner's Inquest was held yesterday on the body of Ebenezer Henriques, consequent, as we stated in our issue of the 13th, on a report that he had been severely beaten a few days since by Mr. Abner DePass. [Note that in the previous account Mr. Henriques name was given as Alexander.] We are pleased in being able to record the verdict which entirely exonerates Mr. DePass or anyone else from any charge of the kind. The verdict was that the deceased came to his death from natural causes occasioned from diseases of the liver, kidneys and right lung, and not from any violent means whatever.

September 20, 1872

Mr. G. E. Cheyne has been appointed Government Medical Officer of the St. David's Medical District of the parish of St. Thomas.

The Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to appoint the Hon. Richard Chamberlaine, Chairman of the Municipal and Road Boards of the parish of St. Thomas.

The Lieutenant Governor has been pleased to appoint C. L. Hider, N. S. Henriques, and G. T. Martyn, Esquires, Justices of the Peace for the parish of St. Mary.

September 24, 1872


At Pembroke Hall in the parish of St. Mary at 4 o'clock in the evening of the 17th instant, Mr. William Silvera. He was for many years ... Dominion Deputy Marshall for the parishes of St. Mary and St. Ann...

September 27, 1872


In this City at his residence, Upper East Street, on Monday 23rd September, David Alexander, Esq., a native of Colchester, England, in his 83rd year, 68 of which he lived in this island.

October 2, 1872


At Harewood Church, St. Thomas ye Vale, on Thursday, the 26th September, by the Rev. C. R. Chandler, assisted by the Rev. H. W. Whitfield, the Rev. G. C. Linton, to Ella, daughter of F. M. Burke, Esq.

October 3, 1872


In this City on the 2nd instant, Ann McIntyre Tomlinson, aged 99 years, grandmother of William Magill, H. M. Customs.

October 4, 1872

Commissions of the Peace for the parish of St. Catherine have been issued to R. C. Elliot, A. Ainsley, D. W. Lillie, and John McGregor, Esquires.

Mr. Duncan Campbell and Mr. John G. Maxwell have resigned the appointments held by them as Road Commissioners -- the former for Portland and the latter for St. Mary.

A Union Hospital has been established at Port Maria, to the use of which will be entitled the East Indian immigrants who are now or may hereafter be indentured on the estates called Quebec, Braemer Hall, Trinity, Llanrummy, Ballard's Valley, and Nonsuch.

October 5, 1872

Sailors' Home Visiting Committee

C. Campbell, Esq., M. D.; Andrew Dunn, Esq., M. D.

Jewish Almshouse

Visiting Committee for October

H. J. Jacobs, S. H. Samuels, E. Sanguinetti

Sitting Magistrates for the Week

Kingston: A. L. Malabre, B. A. Franklin, William Malabre, Esqrs.

Port Royal: John J. Hart, P. J. Ferron, William Berry, Esqrs.


At Dry Harbour on the 30th September, the wife of William J. Nash of a daughter.


At St. Michael's Church on the 25th September by the Rev. Stewart of Falmouth, Charles H. P. Williams to Frances Marie, eldest daughter of the late Edward Sharp, J. P. of Hanover.

October 9, 1872


In this City on Saturday the 5th instant, John Stone, Esq., of Plantain Garden River Estate, St. Thomas, aged 47 years.

The friends and acquaintances of Cecil Zouch Heming are requested to attend his remains this evening at half-past four, from his residence, Halfway-Tree, to the place of interment in the Churchyard of that Parish.

October 14, 1872

Dr. Alexander B. Campbell, son of the Revd. John Campbell, Rector of St. Elizabeth, has commenced his practice in the Public Hospital as one of the Government Medical Officers. The uncle of this gentleman, the late Dr. Alexander Campbell, was once the Resident Medical Officer of the Institution.

October 15, 1872


There are few to whom Trelawny has been more largely indebted than to the lamented gentleman whose decease we deplore. Large districts of the parish have undoubtedly, through his instrumentality alone, been maintained in cultivation. It is indeed no exaggeration to say, that most, if not all, of the numerous estates with which as attorney, lessee, or proprietor, he from time to time became connected, were by his skilful management, to the benefit of all classes, redeemed from threatened abandonment. The large measure of success which has attended his career as a sugar planter, a career in this parish extending over a period of thirty-four years, has been the well-merited result of the exercise of the soundest judgment ... and unswerving rectitude which characterized his every dealing...

Mr. Sewell died possessed of Vale Royal, Arcadia, Lottery, Water Valley, and Gibraltar Estates, and Grange Pen, in Trelawny; Drax Hall and Cave Valley Estates, and Home Castle, Dornock, Hyde Park, and Dover Castle Penns, in St. Ann; all left by him in the highest state of cultivation.

He was a native of Cumberland, but from his 21st year was a resident in Jamaica, engaged from first to last in agricultural pursuits. He died at Georgia Estate in this parish, the residence of Simon Thomson, Esquire, and was interred in Swanswick Church yard on the morning of the 8th.


In this city on the 10th instant, Abraham Septimus Lyon, aged 69, deeply mourned by his widow and children, and their relatives, and sincerely regretted by his friends.

At Fontabelle Estate, Westmoreland, on the 8th October, after eight days' illness of fever, Mr. Joshua James Gruber, Youngest brother of J. W. Gruber, Esquire, of St. Ann, aged 24 years ...

October 16, 1872


At New Hope Estate, Westmoreland, on Monday the 7th instant, the wife of Mr. John Hudson, Jnr., of a daughter.

October 18, 1872


At Swanswick, Trelawny, on the 14th inst., the wife of H. M. Purchas, Esq., of a daughter.

October 19, 1872

The Band of the 1st W. I. Regiment will not in future play at Up-Park Camp on Friday afternoons.

The Rev. W. C. MacCalla has been appointed a member of the Municipal and Road Boards for the parish of Portland.

Among the promotions that have been made in the Constabulary Force Sub-Inspectors Tivy, Isaacs and Black have become inspectors. Mr. Theodore Depass has been appointed a sub-Inspector.

October 21, 1872

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Tasmanian: From England: -- Commander Luttrell, R. N.; Captain Hudson, R. N.; Mr. G. Jones; Revd. Mr. Partridge, wife and infant; Revd. Mr. Bloomfield; Consul Hermann; Mr. and Mrs. Christensen; Mr. W. Lee and son; Mr. P. Anderson; Mr. A. Smith; Mr. Winston; Mr. Clementson; Mr. Isaacs; Miss Mais.

From Demerara: -- Mr. Bowman.

October 23, 1872


On Tuesday the 21st inst., from the effects of Hooping [sic] Cough and after an illness of 4 months, T. Harry Hendrick, son of Mr. Thomas Hendrick, Solz, aged one year and eleven months.

The friends and acquaintances of Mr. Alexander Grant are requested to attend his remains from his late residence, No. 14 Bond Street, to the place of interment at a quarter to 5 o'clock (precisely) this evening.

October 24, 1872

Passengers Arrived

In the R. M. C. Steamer Nile, from Colon: -- Miss Eliza Dalrymple and child; Mr. A. W. Belisario.

October 25, 1872


In this City on Monday the 21st inst., the wife of Mr. C. Barrow Burnett, of a daughter.

On the 11th inst., at Orange Valley Estate, in the parish of St. Ann's, the wife of Utten T. Todd, Jnr., of a son.


On the 1st October at St. John the Evangelist, Kilburn, London, by the Vicar, the Rev. David Rowe, brother of the bride, William Woodward Shore, Esq., of Warborough, Torquay, to Fanny Catherine, eldest daughter of the Ven. William Rowe, Archdeacon of Cornwall.

October 28, 1872


In this City, on Wednesday morning, the 23rd inst., after a painful illness of a few hours, Emma Maud, elder daughter of John A. Bubb Clarke, aged 2 years and 2 months.

October 29, 1872


On the morning of Friday, the 11 inst., at Queenhithe Estate, in the parish of St. Ann, whither he went for a change, Mr. David Aarons, planter, aged 24 years.

October 30, 1872


On the 27th August, 1872, at Montreal, Dominion of Canada, the wife of Mr. Charles Arthur Boxer of a son.

October 31, 1872


At the Penn Residence of Mr. Edward Purcell on Wednesday, 16th instant, by the Revd. J. Bertolio, assisted by Rev. J. Rouillon, Mr. Henry Samuel Green, St. Thomas-ye-Vale, to Miss Caroline L. Chevolleau of this City.

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